For your consideration, an ink and pastel painting by Paul Miller depicting a ranch in Novato California, 1966. The work features elegant mid-century aesthetics in its dynamic composition, graphic design elements. Additionally the work displays a vivid and modern color palette comprised of greens, earth tone browns, ochre, mauve, and subtle use of blended white highlights. The drawing is in excellent condition with no foxing, stains, or creases and measures 24” x 18”, framed 26” x 20”.
California's Marin County resident Paul Miller was the Marin Independent Journal's editorial cartoonist in the late 1960's, later was the editorial and sports cartoonist for the Novato Advance for most of the 1970's, has published cover cartoons for the Pacific Sun and illustrated for the Tiburon Ark. He also has had editorial cartoons published in the San Francisco Chronicle. The San Francisco Chapter of Surfriders Foundation has published several of his surfing paintings on its website. Miller produced weekly editorial cartoons and a column called 'Hit It and Quit It' for MoreMarin, a team member of SFGate , the Chronicle's on-line edition. He also volunteers at the Morgan Horse Ranch of Point Reyes National Seashore, where he teaches a horse sketching class for the National Park's Field Institute. Miller also volunteers in the art therapy program at Brain Injury Network of the Bay Area in Larkspur, California. Miller, a former Marine and a UCLA graduate, taught a cartooning course in the art department at the College of Marin, where he was a full time faculty member in the English and communications departments for four decades. Miller has paintings and drawings in private collections in California, Arizona, Washington, Hawaii, Texas, Florida, and Provence, France, as well as London, England.
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